The '''University of Cambridge''' (informally '''Cambridge University''' or simply '''Cambridge''')
[The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.]
is a collegiate university|collegiate public university|public research university
. Founded in 1209 and given royal charter
status by Henry III of England|King Henry III
in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world
and the world's List of oldest universities in continuous operation|fourth-oldest surviving university
The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford
after a dispute with the townspeople.
The two ancient universities share many common features and are...